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Memerainbolt Health History

memerainboltmmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 1,792
edited 03/20/2017 - 11:20 AM in Spine-Health Announcements
Scoliosis neck to lower lumbar
Endplate degenerative marrow at multiple levels
Regions of forminal narrowing & facet hypertrophy
Restrolisthesis
Spondylolisthesis
Severe disc narrowing
Sciatica nerve damage
4 buldging disc
2 fractured vertebrae
Degenerative disc disease
Spinal stenosis
Fibromyalgia
2 back surgeries with hardware
Pain pump implanted on 1-19-2017
Ulcer obstruction
Chronic cholecystitis
Sandra
Spine-Health Moderator
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Please read my  Medical History
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  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,787
    Sandra,

    You have mentioned a number of rather serious medical conditions.  You maybe best served by having your physicians provide further insight into your current status.  When is your next appointment??

    With Concern,

    MN  
  • memerainboltmmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 1,792
    I really appreciate your concern, thank you. But, here's the story.
    I was offered surgery in December for a full scoliosis surgery, 14 levels, fix all the discs, very invasive 2-3 surgeries in a matter of days. And this is a well know neurosurgeon at a brain and spine institute.
    This was a tough decision knowing that either way I would still have a pain pump. We had to factor in my age, 68, my health, not good, my weight 89 lbs, my skin is like paper, I literally have no fat and very little muscle. Because of all of these factors, we declined. I know I would never make it. But to help us make the best decision for me we included the opinion of the neurosurgeon, two other doctors and of course our little family. 
    We chose to get the pain under control with the pump and put the rest in God's hands.
    We all know it's a matter of time before it all collapses and I'll be in a wheelchair. And that's ok, we're prepared, been in one before.
    For now, I see my PM doctor for my pump and my psychologist to keep me sane!!
    Sandra
    Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my  Medical History
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  • Hugs Sandra memerainbolt
  • Hugs and prayers Sandra. <3
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